Gulf Park Health Center
Gulf Park Health Center
Overview of Services
Our staff provides treatment for acute illnesses and mental health management. We
also offer preventative health services, including cholesterol screening, smoking
cessation, and vaccinations.
Remember, appointments are encouraged. Our staff will see appointments before walk-in patients. Please be sure that your address, phone number, and e-mail address are current each semester.
We do accept and file insurance for our services. We are only in network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield (this includes State and School Employees).
We will issue excuse notes for students who miss class or work for appointments or illness based on physician discretion. If you lose or need an additional excuse note there is a $5.00 fee (cash or check only) for duplicates.
Office Visit & Fees
Flu shots are currently available at the Health Center. Contact the Health Center at 228.214.3300 with any questions related to flu shots.
Two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually administered as MMR vaccine) are
required for all first-time enterers to all Mississippi colleges and universities
and must be obtained before the new student will be permitted to receive a class schedule
and attend classes.
An immunization form must be completed by your health care provider and you must send back (in a timely manner) to the admissions/registration office. Doing this in advance of registration will simplify the registration process for both students and college officials.
Re-immunization is necessary when:
Rubella and Measles are not required for females who may be pregnant. If pregnancy
is suspected, a valid certificate of Medical Exemption from Immunization Requirements
for adults is required until pregnancy is resolved.
Measles vaccine is not required for persons born before 01-01-1957.
In addition to the required immunizations listed above, the following shots are recommended, but not required:
Services Available via Telehealth
Student Counseling Services & Mental Health
Stress, depression and anxiety are increasingly prevalent on college campuses. If you or someone you know develops symptoms such as:
They/you may benefit from seeing our professional counselor.
Counseling is offered to currently enrolled USM students free of charge.
Face-to-face counseling available on Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.* For an appointment, call 228.214.3300. For emergencies after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, call 601.606.HELP (4357).
*Hours may vary according to academic calendar.
If you believe you have been a victim of sexual assault, we provide sexual assault assistance and abusive relationship referrals. The Sexual Assault Crisis Center can be reached at 601.264.7777.